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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: When I Paint My Masterpiece

... my latest obsession. (Making some progress in recovering from obsession with Catfish John.)

Anyone have recommendations? 80-2-29 has worn a deep groove in my brain.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-25.fob-schoeps-mattes.miller.28389.sbeok.shnf

This one I always enjoyed. Hard to find ones where Jerry really nails the high end on the chorus. When he does...amazing.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 14, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

Always thought the 14 min 02/02/80 version was the best. Featured on Garcia Plays Dylan. The Kean College rendition is good as well. Don't recall the night after though, the one you mention. I'll have to review that one.

And I, too, have a minor obsession with Catfish John. So much great music in winter/spring 1980.

This post was modified by Death&Mercy on 2011-01-14 17:25:30

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2011 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

they have the 2-29-80 at http://www.jerryradio.com/

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 14, 2011 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

portmcgroin, thanks for that.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jan 14, 2011 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I totally agree about 02/02/1980; my favourite by miles. Haven't checked out some of the other recommendations, but I always prefer Jerry's singing of this over Bobby's.

As a companion to the excellent official release "Garcia Plays Dylan", might I suggest a nice mp3 compilation (by robbiem@optonline.net) called "Garcia Does Dylan" that I found a while ago on sugarmegs. It has two further WIPMMs: JGB 7/27/1980 Albany (good but has an annoying organ solo)and the acoustic Garcia & Khan 11/27/1984 Rochester (which is absolutely beautiful)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

People don't seem to talk about Catfish John - it's such a fabulous song.

Certainly not to diss Bobby but I think I don't really want Bobby singing Masterpiece - def. partial to JGB on that one.

Desolation Row - Bobby can sing that one to my liking.

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Poster: fourempties Date: Jan 14, 2011 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

Great singing by Bobby in this one. And a great show all around. And a sick transfer to boot:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-29.sbd.miller.26341.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jan 14, 2011 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-03-28.sbd.miller.91233.sbeok.flac16

This show, listened to over and over on a beat up old cassette way back in the day, was how I absolutely fell in love with this song, most especially because of Jerry's backing vocals. Give it a listen, I'm streaming it now and it sounds great.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I'm listening. The Box of Rain there is very nice too, and Phil is being funny - after "What do you want me to do" he says "Remember the words ..." "Well please don't be surprised when you find me forgetting them ...." Aside from the lyrics flubs, it's really strong and nice vocally, both Phil and Bob.
Happy happy crowd.

actually everyone sounds great here except Jerry - sheesh.

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2011-01-15 03:48:25

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jan 14, 2011 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I do know that it is not a very big favorite song here for
whatever reason. I do happen to like the song my self and actually rather have BW sing it than Dylan himself. I thought it a curious choice of song to play at Jorma's bash at
the Beacon but it did work and as they say the crowd went
wild. After changeing from a gibson 335 he stapped on an acoustic Martin and this was a nice touch after all the
blues and jamming along the way.Good song better night...LW

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2011 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

http://www.archive.org/post/335754/masterpiece Love the 2-29 version also the acoustic Garcia/Kahn's

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

The best version, without a doubt in the house, is 1984-11-29 JGB in Passaic. Also the longest version, clocking in at 8:15, and no sir that is NO coincidence! It's like 80% jam. As GD versions go, 1989-08-06 has a cool one (that is a good show in general).

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

excuse me, 1984-11-24, late show.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

Thanks guys. And while we're at it, if anyone has the slightest idea what that song is about, I'd be interested.
I asked my husband, who is a Dylan nut, and he gave me a sort of "Everyone knows that ..." answer, leading me to suspect that he doesn't know either.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 14, 2011 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I interpret it as just Dylan being disgusted with his own fame while on tour in Rome, and him sorta projecting the anger onto everybody else. "when I paint my masterpiece" as in "when I am finally good enough to be taken 'seriously' or something". I love the song though.

Incidentally, if youre interested in the JGB show see the topic above this one.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

Gotta try this one. Easily my favorite.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-12-11.sbd.stonebear.5548.shnf
The Stagger Lee that follows is my fav of that tune too!
Jerry was back and fresh after a 6 mo. sick leave and really into it.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I'm listening to this now ... I'm so unaccustomed to 90's, this is kind of interesting. They seem ... erratic. You think they're half asleep, then suddenly they come to life -

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 15, 2011 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

Absolutely erratic, kinda garage band sounding. Warts and all playing for sure. I knew recommending a 90's version was gonna be against the grain ... I just love it what can I say?

Jerry's solo is so sweet and innocent, the jelly in the middle of an odd sounding donut. I love how his soloing can be so unpretentious. No 'listen to my rock star solo on this one' stuff seems to ever go on.

I also love the Dylan lyrics, and Jerry's playing on his tunes always seems to go right to the emotional-heart-of-the-matter. The Dead musically interpreting Dylan's words was a perfect marriage if there ever was one imo.

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Poster: hasher Date: Jan 14, 2011 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I suggest you immediately seek out JGB 2/7/80 at The Catalyst if you haven't already heard it. While the sound isn't superior quality, it has IMO one of the best versions of both Catfish John and Masterpiece ever.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 14, 2011 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Oops

That 2/29 version you mention is actually the one I mistakenly put in the Kean College show on the 28th. It's on the Kean College release as bonus material, but played the night after, obviously.

A good one indeed. My 2nd favorite behind 02/02.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2011 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oops

I have the 2-2-80 on tape and had to break it out to listen to it today. The Masterpiece was the encore imagine that after a After Midnight with a Elanor Rigby in the middle. Even sounded good on a murky old tape.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oops

thanks everyone (haven't caught up with all this).

Did that After Midnight - Eleanor Rigby thing ever happen any other time?

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 15, 2011 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oops

9 times in early 1980 it is on the After Midnight Kean College Official release(2-28-80) they have a copy of the 2-2-80 here http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/j.html not sure on the sound quality and the show downloads all in one track but you can always stream it.

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